Left Atrial Function in Recurrent Stroke of Unknown Cause

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11 Aug '17
The Summary of Purpose was updated.
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Stroke is an important cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. Approximately 30 to 40 % of all strokes are estimated to be cryptogenic (i.e. no cause can be found). There have been few previous studies regarding risk stratification for stroke recurrence in patients with cryptogenic stroke. Recent studies have suggested that left atrial (LA) function is an important determinant of stroke risk. However, most studies focus on volume indices and LA dimensions, we also want to investigate other echocardiographic parameters. The aim of this study is to assess the predictive value of left atrial function for the risk of stroke recurrence and/or atrial fibrillation by transthoracic echocardiography in cryptogenic stroke patients with no proven atrial fibrillation (AF) and no indication for anticoagulants.
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Stroke is an important cause of disability and the third leading cause of death. Approximately 30 to 40 % of all strokes are estimated to be cryptogenic (i.e. no cause can be found). There have been few previous studies regarding risk stratification for stroke recurrence in patients with cryptogenic stroke. Recent studies have suggested that left atrial (LA) function is an important determinant of stroke risk. However, most studies focus on volume indices and LA dimensions, we also want to investigate other echocardiographic parameters. The aim of this study is to assess the predictive value of left atrial function for the risk of stroke recurrence and/or atrial fibrillation by transthoracic echocardiography in cryptogenic stroke patients with no proven atrial fibrillation (AF) and no indication for anticoagulants.
A location was updated in Hasselt.
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The overall status was removed for Jessa Ziekenhuis.